The classic Hotel Alisios puts you in a great spot, just steps from the beach and only a short walk from Albufeira.
Sea views are part of the deal at this hotel. It occupies a spot on the edge of a small cliff, with a stretch of golden sand directly beneath. You can walk to Albufeira’s cobbled Old Town in less than 10 minutes.
The hotel’s doors open up to elegant interiors. The marble-floored lobby features high-backed chairs placed around vintage rugs. It’s a similar story in the rooms, where fawn-coloured fabrics are paired with dark-wood furniture.
The hotel was lovely though a little dated, The food was very good but the service left a lot to be desired. Evening meal being the worst (all waiter service).Also difficult to get a drink from the bar when the meals were being served. The hotel was very clean and the location was excellent and ideally situated between old and new towns. My real bug was that the hotel was 90% German occupancy and it was certainly obvious that their needs were catered for eg restaurant, bar TV even your room TV which had only 3 NEWS channels speaking English and the whole of the week we were at the hotel we spoke to 3 English speaking couples. Really felt the odd ones out.More
michaeldaborn, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Very nice quiet hotel
We stayed for eight days in this hotel, the view from the Terrace overlooking the beach is great, an ideal place to have a drink and look over the ocean The hotel also has private access to the beach by your key card which was very convenient , the breakfast was good and the rooms spotlessly clean,
All in all a great place just to stay and relax on the sun terrace.
Albufeira old town is about a 10 minute walk along the prom. This is a great location. More
This is a lovely hotel. The place is immaculate. The breakfast is the best I ever came across. It is only a few minutes walk into the old town. The reception staff were just so friendly. The only negative was the barbeque, for 25euro the meat was disappointing, the steak was fatty, the kebab I could not eat it. The weather was fab so sun loungers were ideal. The beach is just a few steps down from hotel. If in Albufeira again I will certainly stay again at this hotelMore
smithy717, County Tipperary, Ireland
Good location, however!!
Nice welcome from very smiley manager. :) Very clean hotel. We had a room on the fifth floor with a nice sea view (paid for).
We were supplied waffle type dressing gowns in our room and instructions were left stating that they would be collected on the last evening of our stay should we be tempted to put them in our case. We did laugh at this as neither of us could actually fasten them and we are by no means large. They kindly informed us we could buy them at reception for 40 euros if we so wished :).
The room was fine , clean but dated. Nice to listen to the sea whilst laid in bed.
Breakfast ok, very gloomy ambiance , no one chatting, very few English.
Beach was indeed only a few steps away which was nice. Old town only five minute walk was lovely during the day but much livelier than we expected on an evening. Ate mostly at restaurants in the side streets( nicer food and service).
Only ate at the hotel once which was on our last day at lunch time. Served by a very grumpy oldish waiter who didn't speak and it was obvious we were just a nuisance to him. Food nice though. Has indoor pool but didn't see anyone in it. Would only advise to book high floor sea view rooms as many of the ground floor rooms looked dark and shaded and overlooked.
Overall I can only describe this hotel as clean, in a good location,very quiet and definitely not for the young.
Nice cheery wave goodbye from the smiley manager though.More
This is a religious retreat
Very clean and spotless throughout. To access the hotel on foot from the old town is a replay of the climb to Calvary the same applies when leaving the beach. Room on the fifth floor great view of the beach. The narrow balcony is ok but your neighbour can see into your bedroom thro the open lattice gate which divides the balcony. The bathroom is quite small with old style fitments and wonky shower head over the bath. Built in wardrobe is small. The dressing gowns are so small and must be children size.
Breakfast room is to small no space between tables with guests passing backwards and forwards a bit like the platform on the underground. Hot food was always cold and consisted of scrambled eggs half cooked bacon and warm baked beans or mushrooms.
The hotel has no holiday atmosphere most guests have a very stern demena. No bar in the main hotel.
Over priced hotel just paying for the viewMore